​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Luncheon lectures are held once per month on a weekday at Rancho Canada, 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel as listed in The Passport  Newsletter. Dates are determined by availability of the speaker. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., luncheon noon, free auditors (no meal) are seated at 12:40 p.m., program 1:00 p.m. Luncheon seats are

held until 12:20 p.m. and are released on a standby basis. Meals are $25 for Members, $35 for Guests. 

Luncheon reservations must be made in advance by fax (831-643-1846), email  (wacmb@redshift.com), or phone (831-643-1855).  They must include your

name/guests' names, phone, and a Master Card or Visa number. A $2.00 fee per

person is charged for credit card payments. Checks must include the Passport Reservation Form with your check payable to WACMB, P.O. Box 83, Monterey, 93942.

Reservations and cancellations for refund must be made a minimum of 4 business days prior to the luncheon. Click here to access The Passport newsletter for the upcoming luncheon and speaker information.

  Next Lecture:

    Worlds Imploding: Politics and Security in the Gulf and the Middle East
           Dr. James A. Russell
           Associate Professor of National Security 

           Department of National Security, Naval Postgraduate School
   Thursday, January 25, 2018



Global challenges have increasingly become domestic challenges. How do we make sense of it all? On the days specified for each location, the Council conducts Discussion Groups dedicated to exploring current and fundamental international questions facing us. The Discussion Groups are conducted in cooperation with CSUMB-OLLI (California State University Monterey Bay - Osher Life Long Learning Institute) and MPC (Monterey Peninsula College) at their respective locations.

In an informal setting and facilitated by a moderator, attendees air their views and hear those of others. The next month’s topic is announced in the current issue of The Passport, the Council’s newsletter. Attendance is free.

Every spring, the Council conducts a special series entitled Great Decisions. This is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Briefing Book, and meeting in Discussion Groups to discuss the eight most critical global issues facing America and the world today. 

WACMB/MPC (Monterey Peninsula College) Discussion Group

Discussion Group Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month October - December, 2017. In 2018, meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of the month, except for January 29 - March 26 for Great Decisions, which meet weekly for 8 sessions, excluding February 19th - President's Day.  There is no fee.

The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Briefing Book is for sale at the discussion while supplies last or by calling 1-800-477-5836  or at www.GreatDecisions.org

Next Discussion:

Monday, January 29, WACMB/MPC Great Decisions Discussion Group “The Waning of Pax Americana?” 

MPC Room 101, Social Science Building, 980 Fremont, Monterey 93940

MPC Map: Click here

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Parking $3 in Lot D. Permits available. Free to the public.

Click here to check the bottom of Page 1 of The Passport newsletter for the most current WACMB/MPC Discussion Group topic and schedule.

WACMB/CSUMB-OLLI (California State University Monterey Bay - Osher Life Long Learning Institute) at Ryan Ranch Discussion Group

There is no fee, but participants must enroll on the OLLI website. Meetings are 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on selected days. Please check the OLLI online calendar for all meeting dates and times.  

Great Decisions meets for 8 sessions on selected days. The Foreign Policy Association Briefing Book is a required purchase to enroll in the Great Decisions discussion group, through the OLLI office, while supplies last. Otherwise, call 1-800-477-5836  or purchase the book online at www.GreatDecisions.org.  OLLI Office: 831-582-5500.

The CSUMB-OLLI campus is located at 8 Upper-Ragsdale Drive in Monterey. Parking is free and available in front of the building. Classrooms are located on the 2nd floor via stair or elevator access.


CSUMB-OLLI Courses   Click here 

CSUMB-OLLI Ryan Ranch Directions  Click here

The Book Club is focused on political philosophy and international affairs. Meetings are held at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, on the second Wednesday of each month 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held in the 90 seat Community Room or the 12 seat Solarium Room, and listed on the Library calendar. RSVPs are required to the Book Club Chair at WacmbBookClub@gmail.com. 

Click here   to see the next book to be discussed in The Passport newsletter. This program is not sponsored by the Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey.

Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m., and are open to all WACMB members.  MIIS Conference Room McCone Building, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940 

LUNCHEON lectures




​Monterey Public Library



WACMB Board Meetings 

  MIIS McCone Building